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6th annual meeting
25-27 May 2011

“Changes in Rural Heritage”

The 6th EHHF Annual Meeting was held in Amsterdam by the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands.


Welcome Speech by DG for Culture

Programme 2011



Cees van ‘t VEEN (The Netherlands)
“Opening speech”

Ben de VRIES (The Netherlands)
“Depopulation: an opportunity or a threat to Dutch heritage”

Jørn HOLME (Norway)
“Cooperation between Nature and Culture Directorates”

Juris DAMBIS (Latvia)
“Interrelation of heritage and contemporary creativity in landscape of Latvia”

Paulina FLORJANOWICZ (Poland)
“Rural heritage in Poland: asset or burden?”

Brigitte MYLE (Belgium)
“Reflection Group update”

Pierre PAQUET (Belgium)
“HEREIN (International Association of European Heritage Network)”

Cees van’t VEEN (The Netherlands)
“Keynote speech”

Leonard de Wit – President of the European Archaeological Council (EAC) “EAC, Presentation and update on the latest activities”

Arie OSKAM (The Netherlands)
“Social economic developments in rural Europe”

Alfredas Jomantas (Lithuania)
“Monitoring Group on cultural heritage in the Baltic Sea States”

Hans RENES (The Netherlands)
“Keynote speech”

Jasper ESHUIS (The Netherlands)
“Revitalizing heritage and regions through branding”

Jürgen KUNOW (Germany)
“The impact of modern agriculture on the subterranean archaeological heritage in Germany”

Anne Mette RAHBAEK (Denmark)
“Dealing with the Consequences of Structural Change in Rural Areas in Denmark”

Henk BAAS (The Netherlands)
“Cultural landscapes and nature, how to deal with one another”

Judith TOEBAST (The Netherlands)
“Re-use of historic farms in the Netherlands”

Inger LILIEQUIST (Sweden)
“Changes in rural heritage: New lives – new landscapes”

Stephen TROW (England)
“A strategic approach to managing traditional farm buildings: a perspective from England”


Final Statement 2011

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A little bit of history

A European Heritage Summit was first organized in London on 26–28 April 2006 by Dr. Simon Thurley, former Chief Executive Officer of English Heritage. The mission of the Summit was to gather for the first time the European cultural heritage leaders who had the opportunity to exchange their experience and initiate common actions. It was attended by 23 European states which agreed in the Final Statement to continue to meet annually as a forum of European heritage heads, known as the “European Heritage Heads Forum”. Future hosting countries are chosen by general agreement at the annual meeting.

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